Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Farewell, NanoBot

What a small, strange trip it's been.

I have been covering nanotechnology in some form since 2001, and I believe I have taken it as far as I care to.

I am proud of the way this blog became a voice for those who believed government and business were taking nanotech in the wrong direction.

I did my duty as a journalist. I comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable -- even at the cost of my own employment in some cases. Now, it is time to move on.

The various twists and turns in my personal and professional life have led me to study, and write about, the future of the auto industry and the corrupt U.S. criminal justice system. Expect to see more of my work in those areas.

Meanwhile, I leave this six-year NanoBot archive to the ages. And I will exit with the same words that I have often repeated.

What is nanotechnology? Well, what do you want it to be?


jack Uldrich said...


Thanks for everything and best wishes in your future endeavors.

Jack Uldrich

Neil Gordon said...


You have been a visionary in nanotechnology and had a knack for transforming complex nano-concepts into plain English. Your writings will be referenced for the years to come.

Neil Gordon
Early Warning Inc

johmo said...

Howard -- I don't believe we have ever met face-to-face, but I've followed NanoBot for some time. Good stuff. Sad to see it go. I hope that this is just a short break and that you keep your nanotechnology voice somewhere in the background waiting to be reactivated when the time is right. On the other hand, I am sure you will be very active and successful reporting on the auto-industry and criminal justice system over the next few years. Take care -- John Monica

Chris Phoenix said...

Howard, you've done excellent and valuable work on nanotech and MM, and I'm sure the auto industry and the criminal justice system will benefit - goodness knows they need it.

Kristen Kulinowski said...

Howard, you were reporting nano before nano reporting was cool. Always engaging,often provocative, sometimes saying things I secretly wished I could say. Be sure to point nanobot readers toward your future work.